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By Roger Beck

A short heritage of old Astrology explores the idea and perform of astrology from Babylon to old Greece and Rome and its cultural and political impression on historical societies.

  • Discusses the union among early astrology and astronomy, not like the fashionable dichotomy among technological know-how and superstition.
  • Explains the traditional figuring out of the zodiac and its twelve symptoms, the seven planets, and the fastened circle of 'places' opposed to which the indicators and planets revolve.
  • Demonstrates how you can build and interpret a horoscope within the old demeanour, utilizing unique historic horoscopes and handbooks.
  • Considers the relevance of historical astrology today.

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